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Turnpike Troubadours – Long Hot Summer Day lyrics
[Verse 1]
Well I'm gonna pick up some of these empties, Lord
As soon as I find where they lay
Tied off them jolly and leavin' lines
On a long hot summer day

[Chorus]
For every day I'm workin' on the Illinois River
Get a half-a-day off with pay
Ole' tow boat pickin' up barges
On a long hot summer day

[Verse 2]
Well I got me a gal in Pekin
She's a good ole' gal, okay
Oh she's sittin' there waitin' by a window fan
On a long hot summer day

[Chorus]
For every day I'm workin' on the Illinois River
Get a half-a-day off with pay
Ole' tow boat pickin' up barges
On a long hot summer day

[Verse 3]
Well last night we had pork for supper
And tomorrow it'll be chicken consommé
And a fruit jar full of iced tea
On a long hot summer day

[Chorus]
And for every day I'm workin' on the Illinois River
Get a half-a-day off with pay
Ole' tow boat pickin' up barges
On a long hot summer day

[Verse 4]
Well we dropped a man off in Beardstown
When we got off yesterday
Gonna get off down in Alton
On a long hot summer day

[Chorus]
For every day I'm workin' on the Illinois River
Get a half-a-day off with pay
Ole' tow boat pickin' up barges
On a long hot summer day

[Instrumental]

[Chorus]
And for every day I'm workin' on the Illinois River
Get a half-a-day off with pay
Ole' tow boat pickin' up barges
On a long hot summer day

[Chorus]
And for every day I'm workin' on the Illinois River
Get a half-a-day off with pay
Ole' tow boat pickin' up barges
On a long hot summer day
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